I started using Essential Oils (EOs) around this time last year after my cousin got me hooked on them. I had started looking into them and getting curious about just how they worked and she happened to come into town that weekend, oils in tow. It worked out perfectly that I was able to try some of them and start seeing how they worked.
I’m sure a lot of people probably just laugh them off as just hippie-dippie nonsense but there is actual science behind them and how our brain and body reacts to them. If you are using therapeutic-grade EOs they are completely natural and can be used both topically and internally. They can be used for anything you can think of from food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care needs.
These three oils are the ones that I have been using the most over the past few weeks and always. I reach for these for a myriad of things and I’m pretty sure I would be lost without these.
This oil is a blend of a bunch of different oils including Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oils and vanilla bean. This oil does exactly what the name says, it brings a sense of calming and serenity. This oil is my life-saver and I literally never leave home without it. I put a few drops on my wrists and behind my ears and whenever I start to get anxious I just inhale the aroma and take a few deep breaths. Works like a charm. I also use it for those restless nights when I just cannot get to sleep. I put a couple drops on my feet and can normally fall asleep pretty soon after that.
-Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help you fall asleep.
-Add 2-3 drops to a bath to unwind and distress.
-Apply to wrists and back of ears to help calm emotions/anxiety.
-Diffuse to decrease stress or while meditating to help calm your mind.
Peppermint is my hero. Unlike serenity, which is a blend of different oils, peppermint is just a single oil. It can be used to aid in digestive health, as an energy booster, allergy buster, helps with sinus pressure/ headaches. I tend to get dizzy a lot and so I always make sure to keep peppermint on hand so I can put a drop on my temples to help sort of balance me I guess is the best way to put it. I also use it in that way when I have a headache. Peppermint is a wonderful energy booster so if I’m ever feeling a little sluggish or blah I just put a drop in my hands rub them together and inhale.
-Apply to forehead and neck when you have a headache
-Apply to stomach to soothe a stomach-ache.
-Inhale deeply to boost your alertness/energy
-Add 2-3 drops to a bath to help soothe sore/achy muscles.
This is a blend specifically for woman that includes Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex. It’s meant to be used when Aunt Flo comes for a visit but can be used anytime to help balance your moods and bring a little calm to your life. Just like the name says. If you suffer from cramps and have to rely on taking medication I would ditch the Midol or Pamprin and try this instead. I just roll it across the lower part of my stomach and let it do its thing to relieve cramps. I also roll it across the back of my neck to help balance my mood when I might get a little crabby. The best way I’ve ever heard this oil describe is “It’s the best oil for your worst week.” I’m here to confirm that is the case.
-Apply to abdomen to help relieve cramps.
-Apply to back of neck to help balance heightened emotions.
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Undiluted oils may cause reactions if you have sensitive skin. If you are using oils topically be sure to make sure you won’t have any reactions to them. If they are too strong for you then use them with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) to dilute them. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.